Men’s Top Beards Styles for 2017

Best Beards Styles

Probably one of the most common questions that I ever get is how do I make my beard thicker and fuller? I wanted to really touch base on how to grow and maintain beard is how to live up to your beard genetics, but this one's going to be how do you make it thicker.


Well, what I've done to kind of help explain this process is created this cool graph. You'll see here this is the thickness of your beard, and it depends on how old you are.  When you start off in your teens you really can't grow much a beard, preteen you can't grow any beard so it's not even on the scale.  Once you hit your 20's it will start grow.  Essentially, it's your genetic growth.  So, everyone's chart is different.

The Bandholz

Everyone has their own framework for where they're going to begin, and I've got two different colors here, so all the way to the top of the grey here, what that is, is your maximum potential of what you genetically can do to grow your beard out thicker, fuller, longer, and healthier.  The blue is kind of what your beard is growing.  It's going to be if you're eating healthy, if you're taking care of it, if you're lifting weights.

bandholz beard styleWhat you want to do to have a fuller thicker beard, take care of it, make this gap smaller and make it your full potential for your beard. How do I make a thicker beard? Well, beyond maximizing your own potential there's really two options.  Personally, I don't recommend these options, but everyone's situation with their own life is different.  It is up to you to make those decisions.

There are really 2 options.  The first option is to get, essentially Rogaine, which is a hair growth material and apply that.  What people talk about and there's a lot of debate over it, and the thing with Rogaine is it will make your beard grow and thicker and fuller, but the minute you stop taking it your beard hair is going to fall out.  So, this one of these things that Rogaine is going to help your beard last while you take it, and then when you don't take it.

If you're young what I recommend generally if you're in your 20's is generally just to wait because your beard's going to get better as you get older.  If you're older it's really something that's important to you, then maybe you investigate and try, but again, I encourage you always to embrace what you've got.

The other option, and this has been making the news a lot lately, is beard implants.  This is a very expensive option I think, I was talking to someone who had implants, I think it's something like $20 a follicle or $10 a follicle, and it's a lot of money.  You may be doing 2000 follicles, 5000 follicles.  This could be like a 5 to 10 to 20-thousand-dollar operation to get more hair, and this is going to be like your head hair is going to give you a transplant there.  Those two ways are very extreme, and serious ways to get a beard, but when you go out there and you look on the market there's no potion, there's no oil, no vitamin, nothing like that that's actually going to change the make-up of your own DNA to grow a bigger, fuller beard. Don't invest in those things.  What they will do is help to live up to the potential, but they're not going to extend the potential.

The Uniform Beard

beardAs the name suggests, this beard is a uniform length throughout.  It is not a very long beard and will reach approximately 2 inches past the chin.  The end of the beard will be shaped into a rounded point and the mustache will blend into the beard.  This is the ideal beard for a working professional who has an oval, square or round shaped face.

The Razors Edge

The Razors EdgeThe razors edge is a beard style that never seems to go out of fashion.  To achieve this beard you will need to fade the sideburns and allow them to give way to a wide and full beard.  The mustache will need to grow out and curl upwards at the tip.   This beard works for men with any shaped face, but will take time to grow.

The Old Dutch

Old Dutch BeardA staple in beard growth is the Dutch style beard which is a larger beard without a mustache.  The growth at the sideburns will be kept fat and the beard will flare outwards to accent the chin.  This style of beard is ideal for men who have oval or diamond shaped faces and who do not like having a mustache.

The Short And Tapered

Short And TaperedIf you are looking for a short beard that is simple and will still blow people away, this is the style for you.  To grow this beard, you should have hair which is short with defined lines on the edges.  The sideburns of the beard are almost invisible and will fade into the beard at mid-cheek.  The mustache will need to blend into the beard with uniform meeting points.  This beard will work best for men with a round or oval shaped face.

A Thin Beard

Thin BeardThe shortest beard that you can get is the thin beard and this will fade perfectly into your hair.  Your sideburns should be thin and disappear into the main beard.  The edges of the beard will need to be defined with a slight curve and the mustache will need to be closely trimmed to match the beard offering a clean cut look.  This beard is ideal for men with oval and square faces.

Lines For Days

Lines For Days BeardsIf you have fades in your hair, you should consider this beard style as your sideburns will be grown short and extending into the beard around mid-ear.  The mustache will be closely trimmed and curve to meet the beard, but never actually touch.  All of the lines in this beard will need to be defined with a straight razor.  This beard will work for any face shape.

The Short Beard With Mustache

Short Beard With MustacheThe beard for this style will need to grow down the jaw line with thin sideburns that grow into it.  The beard will need to be shaped to match the chin and the mustache will need to be grown in an inverted U shape.  This style of beard will work best for square and oval shaped faces.

Bold And Thick

Bold And Thick BeardOne of the most famous beard styles can offer a dapper appearance if done right.  Suitable for all faces this style has sideburns which blend into the beard at the same length.  The top edges will angle down to the lower lip and the beard will grow an inch down.

The Faded Beard

The Faded BeardThe name of this beard comes from the fact that the sideburns will fade into the beard offering a shorter style for an instant classic.  The main beard will be square cut and reach approximately 3 inches in length.  To add some flare you could have a handlebar mustache.  This beard is ideal for oval and square faces.